- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On April 20, 2012
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- 2012 MLS Season, 2012 Week 7, Chris Rolfe, David Beckham, Features, Hans Backe, Juan Pablo Angel, Martin Rennie, Marvin Chávez, Rafa Marquez, Robert Warzycha, Torsten Frings
The weekend is finally here! Like we discussed yesterday, Week 7 in Major League Soccer has already gotten off to a hot start.
We have eight more games set for this weekend, seven of them tomorrow with one lone game on Sunday.
As always feel free to leave your score predictions below.
Chicago Fire at Toronto FC: So no Chris Rolfe for the Fire, he’s listed as out with an ankle injury. I have a feeling it won’t matter a whole lot given the issues going on with Toronto at the moment in the defensive part of the field. They may have Torsten Frings back but for the most part it will be a tight game. Chicago will sit back for most of this and attack at the right time but in the end this one is a draw in my book.
WVH Prediction: Toronto 1, Chicago 1
Houston Dynamo at Columbus Crew: An interesting game in some ways. Houston is slowly wrapping up their season opening road trip and the Crew are coming off some bad losses. Robert Warzycha continues to tinker with his lineup and this game will be no different. Until his offense comes alive, it will be tough to pick his club. But then again, the Dynamo don’t have an offense that is deadly just yet either. Hello draw.
WVH Prediction: Columbus 1, Houston 1
LA Galaxy at Colorado Rapids: David Beckham is making the trip for this one, his first Colorado visit since 2007. I don’t like this matchup at all for the Galaxy either, if it were in LA I would feel different about it but they’ve never done very well in Denver. Colorado is a dangerous team at the moment too, just waiting to get their chance to prove themselves and this one would do it.
WVH Prediction: Colorado 2, LA 1
FC Dallas at Vancouver Whitecaps: Two home games in a week for Martin Rennie’s club, the first didn’t go over very well against Sporting KC. They get another quick attack in town and that hasn’t gone over well in their last two games (both losses to SKC and San Jose). Defensively the Caps need a boost but their offense has to find some life. Dallas has all the right momentum to get three points but this one feels like a draw in the end given their defense and the midfield issues.
WVH Prediction: Vancouver 1, Dallas 1
Philadelphia Union at Chivas USA: The possible return of Juan Pablo Angel helps Chivas in this one for sure as they have looked good in recent weeks. If they can make it happen at home like they have on the road so far this year, we may be looking at a playoff contender. As for Philly, there is still a lot to learn about this club. The cross country trip doesn’t help either. I’m taking the Goats.
WVH Prediction: Chivas 2, Philadelphia 1
Real Salt Lake at San Jose Earthquakes: This one had some good potential to it before Marvin Chavez got suspended and Shea Salines got hurt. Still, both teams have strong defenses and it could turn into a slugfest. I think RSL has more pieces in place though to get the three points and they rarely lose two in a row.
WVH Prediction: RSL 2, San Jose 0
Sporting Kansas City at Portland Timbers: Could be a good one. Sporting goes for a league-tying record of eight straight wins in a row to start a season. You’d think this one could present some issues for Sporting but so far this season the Timbers haven’t exactly looked good at handling high pressure. I think Sporting leaves it late and gets yet another win.
WVH Prediction: Sporting KC 1, Portland 0
New York Red Bulls at D.C. United: Another midfield reshuffle for Hans Backe with Rafa Marquez being suspended yet again. This one could still be a goal fest and if it turns into a high scoring game, take the visitors.
WVH Prediction: New York 4, DC 2